Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A challenge!

I haven't been much on challenges in the past but my friend, Diane Hover, insists I should try.  Impression Obsession has one going now.  You must use their stamp.   The theme is My Hobby.  Since one of my hobbies is gardening, I crafted the card above showing a beautiful garden. The above card uses their "Colonial Spring.  It was colored with Copics on watercolor paper after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Flower is Prima with die cut "wing" leaves.  I added a doily cut in half for some contrast.  This card is 5 x 7.  Be sure to check out the challenge if you are so inclined.  Their link is http://mitrafriant.typepad.com/impression_obsession_news/

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Taste of Spring!

I was inspired by Debbie Olson's card using the PTI Spring Jar Fillers.  The jar is from Friendship Jar and then there are other seasonal sets.  I love using these and they are great for using your colored pencils or copics.  With Copics use Memento Tuxedo black to stamp your images.  It doesn't run when you use your pens.  And of course, use watercolor paper.  Regular cardstock just doesn't hold up well to coloring with Copics.  The Friendship Jar sets are really versatile and cover so many holidays and situations that I use them over and over.  Enjoy!